QUETTA: At least five people were killed while 12 others sustained injuries in a blast at a mosque here on Friday.

According to rescue sources, at least five people were killed while 12 others sustained injuries in a blast that took place in a mosque at Kuli Qasim area of Quetta.

Sources have informed that the explosive device was planted inside the mosque and blast took place after Friday prayers.

Rescue teams have rushed to the spot and shifted the dead and the wounded to a nearby hospital.

However, security forces have cordoned off the area and started the probe into the matter.